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Rest in GLORY Toni Morrison. I will never forget the strange and beautiful experience of reading Song of Solomon as a teenager and suddenly realizing Oh THAT’s what a novel is for. 🥀 Jack Mitchell, Toni Morrison with her sons Slade and Ford, 1978

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DELIRIOUS CITIES opens tonight at @aperturefnd 🍉 Mateo Gómez García, Fruits, 2017

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@mattelife and @chiaranonino getting ready for the opening of DELIRIOUS CITIES, the 2019 Aperture Summer Open, this Thursday night at @aperturefnd! (With work by @rorosiemarie in the background) ⚡️☕️

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Join us at Aperture for the opening of DELIRIOUS CITIES, the 2019 Aperture Summer Open! July 25 from 7pm. All are welcome! Curated by the brilliant and wonderful @mattelife @chiaranonino @azubogu and @veteranas_and_rucas ✨Photo: @adam.pape Untitled, from the series Dyckman Haze, 2013–18

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Douglas Crimp (1944–2019) with Cindy Sherman and Robert Longo, 1977 • From Crimp's 2016 memoir Before Pictures: "The point of cruising, or at least one point of cruising, is feeling yourself alone and anonymous in the city, feeling that the city belongs to you, to you and maybe a chanced-upon someone else like you—at least, like you in your exploration of the empty city. Is there by chance someone else wandering these deserted streets? Might that someone else be on the prowl? Could the two of us find a dark corner where we could get together? Can the city become just ours for this moment?" Photo by Helene Winer #douglascrimp

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“I am guilty of internalising a narrative that isn’t mine. I was actually very fortunate to have a supportive family who told me that I could be ANYTHING. My aunts and my grandmother invested in my greatness first. I’m learning to embrace that part of my story.”— @desiremarea ✨This spring, Aperture commissioned Jamal Nxedlana to collaborate with the artist duo FAKA for our current issue inspired by Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando. On an odyssey in Johannesburg, they went after the theme of limitlessness with verve and beauty. THANK YOU 💙 @jamalaun such a pleasure to work with you! And check out Milisuthando Bongela’s fabulous essay (link in bio)

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Intergenerational pride 🌈

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“Transgender has long iconized the fantasy of limitlessness.” For Aperture’s summer issue, “Orlando,” guest-edited by Tilda Swinton, the amazing artist, activist, and heroine extraordinaire @zackarydrucker made a new series about Rosalyne Blumenstein, a “fierce, street-smart trans girl who survives into empowered womanhood”—as @susan_stryker puts it in her elegant essay for the magazine. Thank you Zackary! ✨ It was a dream to work with you ❤️ Zackary Drucker, Rosalyne, 2019

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Join us at BAM on Wednesday evening, June 19, for a conversation with @ethanjamesgreen about beauty, portraiture, and the legacies of queer and trans representation 50 years after the Stonewall uprising. With @dara._ @tuna.bird and @matttholmesss and moderated by the wonderful @michaelschulman ✨ Plus drinks and a book signing of Ethan’s Aperture monograph Young New York! Tickets are only $15 and available at bam.org / Ethan James Green, Matt, 2016

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He had me at the green tape ... This week, for Aperture’s new online series “Introducing,” I write about the fantastic young artist Luther Konadu. Many thanks to series editor @cassidypaul_ and to @coralie.kraft and @sirsargent for their brilliant insights. Link in bio ✨

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@mattelife

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My loves 💙💙💙

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Heroes and heroines talk Orlando, Virginia Woolf, Paul Strand, Derek Jarman, and limitlessness ... Tilda Swinton and R. Ruby Rich Live at the NYPL ✨

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“Orlando forever ... “ 🎤 Tilda and @chrisbootinsta celebrating the opening of “Orlando” at @aperturefnd

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Yes—TILDA is the guest editor of Aperture’s summer issue, “Orlando.” ✨Read all about it in today’s New York Times! Link in bio

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On the finish line 🎉🏆🏃#brooklynhalf

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Elle Pérez, Karila, 2015 🖤So glad to see this beautiful photograph, originally published in Aperture’s “On Feminism” issue in 2016, displayed in “Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall” at the Brooklyn Museum. And stay tuned for @elleperex’s new work in the Whitney Biennial and Aperture’s summer issue “Orlando”

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I wish I was at Coney Island *right now* thanks #garrywinogrand and @drewmsawyer, who has basically just transformed the Brooklyn Museum with three brilliant exhibitions

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One night in May 2001, Cairo police raided the Queen Boat, a gay-friendly nightclub on the Nile, and dramatically upended the lives of fifty-two men. They would become known as the “Cairo 52.” In jail, they were told to strip off their clothes to show if they were wearing colored underwear, thought to be a sign of gayness, although all were wearing white. They were then subjected to invasive procedures by doctors to “determine whether or not they were gay.” . The Queen Boat incident, and the images of the Cairo 52, have long been on the mind of Mahmoud Khaled, a young Egyptian artist based in Cairo and Oslo, whose superb exhibition last year at @helenaanrather in New York announced the arrival of a formidable talent. I recently spoke with Khaled for @aperturefnd about the legacy of the Queen Boat incident and the politics of revelry and desire in queer life. Link in bio. . Mahmoud Khaled, “Perfect Lovers (Alexandria),” 2014. Courtesy the artist and @gypsumgallery #mahmoudkhaled

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Congratulations 💙 @chloedewemathews 🖤

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VERY excited for the opening of @chloedewemathews’s exhibition CASPIAN at the Peabody Museum tonight! ✨ Photo: Chloe Dewe Mathews, At a beach café, Azerbaijani soldiers question a local man. Lankaran, Azerbaijan, 2010

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This week on Aperture Online, Matthew Leifheit contributes a beautiful and personal essay about David Lebe, whose work—thanks to Peter Barberie’s exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art—expands the canon of gay photography. . “Given the number of voices silenced by HIV and AIDS, it is crucial to look back and celebrate the important work that queer artists made despite personal and political adversity.” —@mattelife . David Lebe, “Morning Ritual No. 11,” 1994 © the artist and courtesy the Philadelphia Museum of Art & thanks to @peterbarberie

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Last year, Aperture commissioned the photographer Carolyn Drake to document the aftermath of the wildfires in California. She returned with these austere and powerful images, which the Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Finnegan writes about in "Earth," the current issue of Aperture. Photographs by Carolyn Drake for Aperture, 2018 (Courtesy @drakeycake and @magnumphotos) #earthday

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On our way to the SONY party with @isabellavmarle 🥂

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That exquisite shade of turquoise ...

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Cocktail hour 🍸 @loustoppard @olgacbozalp

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Saturday in London: William Eggleston at @davidzwirner / @deliojasse at @tiwani_contemporary / @buckellison at @thesundaypainter

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In the current issue of Aperture, @emmaiduma writes about Arguiñe Escandón and Yann Gross, who traveled to Peru in search of connections to the land—and returned with these striking photographs. Untitled, from the series Tamamuri, 2018–ongoing @yann.gross #apertureearth

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✨That moment when @art_nkechi and I were photographed with ALEK WEK! 📷: @bfa #aperturespringparty

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📷Photographers! 🏆This week is the last chance to enter the Aperture Summer Open! Curated by some of my heroes @azubogu @mattelife @chiaranonino and @veteranas_and_rucas ➡️Enter now through Friday, April 12, at Aperture.org! 🔸Photograph: Argus Paul Estabrook, Student Protesters March, Seoul, South Korea, 2017

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❤️❤️❤️ @naughtonpaula

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“It takes a genius to make a meaningful photo ...” 🎈And a genius to write about one. Congratulations @zadie_smith ✨

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“Ethan James Green is a counterculture portraitist, alive to a New York that still feels, somehow, like a freewheeling Wild West. His subjects—musicians and designers and all manner of ‘creatives’—are emissaries from a generation that has bushwhacked new expanses of gender expression and been reared on the self-curating powers of social media. ‘I just feel more calm when I’m with those kids,’ Green says. ‘I found the people that I can relate to, being different back home, and then coming here, and then meeting all these people and realizing, Oh, my God, you were there and I was here, looking and dreaming about the same things.’”—Michael Schulman (@michaelschulman) . I’m so proud and thrilled to have worked with Ethan James Green over the last year on his first book, Young New York ✨Celebrate Ethan’s book launch with us tonight at Dashwood Books, 33 Bond Street NYC, from 6-8pm! 🥂 . @ethanjamesgreen, Dara, 2017

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Congratulations to ZADIE SMITH for winning an Infinity Award from @icp for Critical Writing and Research for her magisterial essay on Deana Lawson! Aperture is so proud to have commissioned this piece for Deana’s monograph and to have worked with the brilliant editors at @newyorkermag on the magazine’s adaptation in May 2018. 🌷Also, the first edition is almost sold out! Pick up a copy this week at @aipadphoto and hear Deana in conversation with @themomameister at Pier 94 on Thursday, April 5, at 5pm ✨Design and photography by Duncan Whyte

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Loving this gorgeous cover of Another Man by @ethanjamesgreen and @ashtondsanders 🍬

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Join us in celebrating the launch of @ethanjamesgreen’s first book YOUNG NEW YORK on April 2 at @dashwood_books 🥂 All are welcome!

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The last time I saw Okwui Enwezor, I was at the Haus der Kunst in Munich. It was summertime and I was having a coffee on the museum’s terrace. I had hoped to get a meeting with Okwui, but his schedule was booked, as usual. Nevertheless, a few minutes after sitting down, I saw Okwui ascend the stairs from the garden, impeccably dressed, of course. He came right over to our table and said hello. It was serendipitous. He always knew everyone’s name, addressed everyone graciously, knew what people were up to, working on, hoping to work on. 🖤 I can’t imagine my professional life without the immense influence of Okwui Enwezor’s brilliant exhbitions and catalogues and essays, Snap Judgements, The Short Century, Events of the Self, Documenta, Venice Biennale, Samuel Fosso, Seydou Keïta, Zanele Muholi … and SO many more … Like Bisi Silva, there was simply no one like him, there’s absolutely no comparison, no precedent. He invented a world and he cleared the path. We are no doubt here because he was here for us first. Photograph by Juergen Teller #okwuienwezor

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Also in the New Yorker this week! 💯 A dream come true to see @michaelschulman’s beautiful and poignant essay on @ethanjamesgreen from the new Aperture book “Young New York” 🖤 Thank you @siobhanbohnacker and especially @zackarydrucker and @harinef for inspiring this project 🌹

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In the New Yorker this week! ⚡️Kwame Brathwaite, Model wearing a natural hairstyle, AJASS, Harlem, ca. 1970 ✨ One million congratulations to @kwamebphoto @soulistaphd @debwillisphoto @michaelfamighetti @annikajklein on “Kwame Brathwaite: Black is Beautiful” to be published by Aperture in May. This gorgeous tribute to the power of beauty is destined to become an iconic book

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I love this floor so much

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Photographs from Isaac Julien’s first film “Who Killed Colin Roach?” about a young Black British man who was shot at a London police station in 1983. Part of Isaac’s brilliant new exhibition and meditation on equality “Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass” @isaacjulien

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@ethanjamesgreen signing advances of his new Aperture book YOUNG NEW YORK! ✨🥂Join us on April 5 in NYC for Aperture’s 2019 Spring Party celebrating Ethan James Green 🔗 in bio @viggreg

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The best cover of Artforum in recent memory 🏆 @pagmi⚡️

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Mood

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Through her ambitious curating, writing, and teaching in Africa and beyond, Bisi Silva was a force for change in contemporary art. This week on Aperture Online, @remi.onabanjo writes about the legacy of Bisi’s life and work 🌍 Link in bio. Photo: Oumou Diarra, Les Chasseuses de Bazin, 2016. Featured in Aperture’s “Platform Africa” issue #platformafrica #bisisilva

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Abraham Cruzvillegas—and the perfect minimalism of Kurimanzutto

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The patron saint of Salon San Luis 🌹 @andreacelda ❤️

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Some say when a person dies, it’s like a library goes up in flames. All of the memories, all of the knowledge. But Bisi Silva, founder of the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, and guest editor of Aperture’s Platform Africa issue, who passed away this week, built a library herself. No single person has had a wider influence on the visibility, appreciation, and criticism of contemporary art in Africa. Like Thelma Golden and Deborah Willis, the impact of her mentorship is immeasurable. We are the library now, we are the books, the writings, the images, we are now the librarians and we have to be the teachers. If every day we are working at 150%, we will merely be sprinting to catch up with Bisi #bisisilva (Photo by Gabriela Herman/New York Times)

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Homage to Casa Luis Barragán